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Senate stands down Electoral Act Bill consideration

Nigerian Senate The Senate on Thursday stood down consideration of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 for third reading and passage, until Tuesday. The bill, which was captured on the Order Paper, was stood down at plenary for more legislative

Senate Asks CBN To Suspend ATM Card Maintenance Charges

  The Senate has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to suspend the charges being deducted from Nigerians for the maintenance of their Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards. Senate President Bukola Saraki disclosed this in a Facebook post after

Senate Approves Buhari’s Request To Raise $2.78bn External Capital

Senate Chamber (file)   The Senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to raise $2.786bn external capital from the international market. The plan had been approved in the 2018 Appropriation Act. The lawmakers also approved the external capital raising of

2019: ONSA, Security Agencies To Get N53bn As Senate Approves N242.2bn For INEC

Senate Chamber (file)   The Senate has approved a sum of N242,245,050,100 billion for the funding of the 2019 general elections. The approved sum is about N200,272,500 million less than the N242,445,322,600 requested by President Muhammadu Buhari. INEC will now

Delta South Senate: I’ll sponsor bills to legalise local refineries – Uduaghan

Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan Senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta South Senatorial District, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has promised to work towards the enactment of a law legalising local refineries, if elected. The former governor of Delta State

BREAKING: Senate Approves N234.51bn For INEC

  The Senate has approved N234.51 billion for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This is N7.9 billion less than the N242.45 billion requested by President Buhari. The post BREAKING: Senate Approves N234.51bn For INEC appeared first on Channels Television.

Senate confirms Banire AMCON Chairman, Shonubi CBN Deputy Governor

Muiz Banire The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Mr Muiz Banire as Chairman of the Governing Board of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). It also confirmed the appointment of Mr Folashodun Shonubi as Deputy Governor of

Senate President Swears In Two New Senators

   Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has sworn in two new Senators to join the upper chamber. The Senators are Lawal Gumuau, from Bauchi South Senatorial District and Ahmad Baba Kaita from Katsina North Senatorial District. Senator Gumuau will replace late Ali

2019 election: Senate refers INEC Budget to committee

Nigerian-Senate The Senate has referred executive communication on President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for approval of Independent National Electoral Communication (INEC) 2019 election budget to Committee on Appropriation. The committee was asked to report back to plenary on Thursday. The President

Kogi East Senate: PDP delegates warn party against imposing Attai Aidoko

Senator Attai AidokoPHOTO: Premiumtimes Kogi East delegates of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) have warned the imposition of Senator Attai Aidoko, whom they described as “Political Liability” on the good People of Kogi East. In a statement made available to

Senate leader Lawan clinches APC Yobe North ticket

Senator Ahmad Lawan Senate Leader Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday clinched the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket to contest the Yobe North senatorial election. Alhaji Umar Kareto, the returning officer of the election, said a total of 1,865 delegates were accredited

Court Strikes Out IGP’s Suit Seeking To Stop His Invitation By Senate

Inspector-General Of Police, Ibrahim Idris   The Federal High Court in Abuja has struck out the suit filed by the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, challenging the power of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the Senate to summon him

Kavanaugh: President Trump orders FBI probe as Senate delays final vote

Brett Kavanaugh U.S. Supreme Court Nominee: sexual assault allegation to probed by FBI A dramatic last-minute demand by Republican Senator Jeff Flake on Friday prompted President Donald Trump to order an FBI investigation into his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

BREAKING: Governor Amosun Declares Intention To Run For Senate In 2019

Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun   The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has formally declared his intention to run for Senate in the 2019 general elections. He made the declaration on Wednesday during a meeting with the members of the